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Author: Richard Thornton

Giant, Carved Stone Balls in the Georgia and South Carolina Mountains

Last October a woman called me from Ohio, who claimed to be an anthropology professor, specializing in forensic botany. She told me that while on a plant-hunting expedition in northeast Georgia late last summer, she and her man-friend had discovered two giant stone balls that were very ancient, incised with Mesoamerican motifs, and perfectly round. She would not tell me what university she taught at. She then sent me an email with read-only photos attached that disappeared in 24 hours. AOL would not save the email because of the embedded self-destruction file. Needless to say, I was very suspicious that this was yet one more hoax. That is why I didn’t mention the communication until this week.

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What you never knew about the Lost Roanoke Colony

Would you believe that in the past week, we have discovered in the Georgia Colonial archives a very unusual “Indian” tribe that occupied the region immediately south of the Nacoochee Valley in northern Georgia, up until the American Revolution? It was defeated by the Tallasee Creeks, living north of Athens, GA, in 1770 and thereafter absorbed into the Creek Confederacy. What’s so unusual about this tribe? It had a French or Spanish name. All of the recorded names of its leaders and their wives were Portuguese, Spanish or Sephardic Jewish names. Now THAT changes the history books. These are some of the surprising facts that you will learn in the two part series cited below.

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Search for lost “Migration Legend of the Creek People”

It is the Rosetta Stone of North America. The English translation of this hand-painted vellum containing of a lost Native American writing system, requires eight printed pages. With the encouragement of His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, a search has begun on both sides of the Atlantic to find the original artifact, or at least a copy of the writing system. It has been misplaced for over 230 years.

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The Native American slave who became a master architect

You folks, especially those in the Lower Southeast, will find this article fascinating. It is the story of a REAL American hero. He never sent men to their death in battle. He never staged a political demonstration. After the Civil War, he WAS elected to the Alabama legislator against his will, but rarely attended its sessions, because he thought his first duty was rebuilding the devastated South. He never did magic tricks with accumulated money after fame came his way, but immediately invested it into structures ­­and buildings that would bring economic growth, benefiting all people. His bridges spanned every major river from South Carolina to Mississippi.

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We are now celebrating the 11th year of the People of One Fire. In that time, we have seen a radical change in the way people receive information. The magazine industry has almost died. Printed newspapers are on life support. Ezines, such as POOF, replaced printed books as the primary means to present new knowledge. Now the media is shifting to videos, animated films of ancient towns, Youtube and three dimensional holograph images.

During the past six years, a privately owned business has generously subsidized my research as I virtually traveled along the coast lines and rivers of the Southeast. That will end in December 2017. I desperately need to find a means to keep our research self-supporting with advertising from a broader range of viewers. Creation of animated architectural history films for POOF and a People of One Fire Youtube Channel appears to be the way. To do this I will need to acquire state-of-art software and video hardware, which I can not afford with my very limited income. Several of you know personally that I live a very modest lifestyle. If you can help with this endeavor, it will be greatly appreciated.

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